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Every week, Asset-Backed Alert delivers the earliest word on money-making plays emerging from the evolving securitization business, including the worldwide markets for ABS, MBS and CLOs.

Selections from Recent Issues


Founders Part Ways With Sierra, Skopos

Sierra Auto Finance founder Sam Ellis and Skopos Financial co-founder Mark Gallas have separately left the subprime auto lenders.

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Securitization Pros Tackle Diamond Deal

Investment-banking firm Castle Placement is shopping a securitization of trade receivables tied to an unusual asset: diamonds.

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Head of Agency Initiative Shown the Door

The founder of the Common Securitization Platform has been dismissed.

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LendIt Confab to Showcase Improvement

With the marketplace-lending business on the mend, industry participants are eyeing the sector’s main-event conference as an opportunity to display...

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Synthetic Structure Pitched for Capital Relief

J.C. Flowers & Co. and Sandler O’Neill & Partners are pitching a program under which community banks could gain capital relief for their holdings of...

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New Outlook Prompts Growth at Morgan Lewis

Morgan Lewis has set out to recapture the top ranking among law firms that represent issuers of asset- and mortgage-backed bonds, starting with the hiring...

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FFELP Flurry in State Issuers' Forecasts

State-sponsored education lenders are lining up to issue bonds underpinned by government-guaranteed student loans.

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Freddie Maps Reperforming-Loan Auctions

Freddie Mac plans to expand a program under which it funnels reperforming home loans into securitization pools.

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S&P Seeks Public Face for CLO Comeback

S&P is seeking an experienced collateralized loan obligation professional to help it regain lost market share in the sector.

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Loan Scarcity Dampening Outlook for CLOs

Collateralized loan obligation professionals are fretting over declining yields in the corporate-debt market.

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New-Issue Lag Drives Secondary Trading

With the supply of new structured-finance deals off to a slow start this year, secondary-market trading is running strong.

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Deal Flood Tests Rating Agency's Capacity

A late-year flurry of collateralized loan obligations exposed a potential limitation to issuance volume: the workloads rating-agency analysts are able to...

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